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Estômago (2007)

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

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Giovanni
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Zulmiro
Paulo Miklos ...
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Duque
Andrea Fumagalli ...
Francesco
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place in society. He arrives in town without a penny in his pockets and starts working as help in a decadent bar, a nasty place, lost amid the urban desert. He sleeps in the storage room on the back, and under a cold neon light learns how to fry "pastel" and "coxinhas", outdoing his "master", Zulmiro, the owner of the bar. Nonato is ignorant, but talented. He knows how to work the kitchen, soon others realize it too. The first one to notice him, is Iria, a prostitute, who doesn't know how to cook but loves to eat and starts an affair with him. Then, Giovanni, the owner of the Boccaccio (an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood), offers Nonato a job as his apprentice. A turn of events results in Nonato spending time in prison. For the prisoners and their boss, the violent Bujiù, Nonato is a savior; in ... Written by Anonymous

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BRL 800,000 (estimated)
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Bujiú: Hey Rosemary, why do you bring one dish at a time, man? Why don't you bring them all and sit your ass down?
Nonato: Because you can't mix it all in one plate. You must savor the flavors. One at a time. You must taste each ingredient, everything...
Lino: Why is that for? It'll all end up in my stomach, right? They'll get mixed up once inside.
Nonato: But you don't eat shit just because food turns into shit in your guts. Does anyone eat shit here?
Lambari: I never did, but... I made a loser eat some.
Suely: That's so gross! I'm ...
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Joao Miguel - an amazing performer
23 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

overall, I liked this film. the parallel scenes boost the suspense , and especially the scenes in jail -the cell-,and mostly Raimundo's inmates,-their facial characteristics- were much superb. On top of this, the gentle music that kicked in with the sight of food was quite amusing and caused laughter.Like many other Latin American movies,much attention was given to the narrow pathways which surround the area.The ending was quite expected,but the way the ending happened, was the contrary, where,admittedly,I was left with a bitter sweet taste. BUT the one and only who made the movie , is Joao Miguel. the staggering expressions, the alterations of his feelings, the movement of his body, everything, made his performance superior. 7/10


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